New sidewalks will help pedestrians remain safer from Norcross to Lilburn. File Photo

New sidewalks to help pedestrian safety from Norcross to Lilburn

Gwinnett County Commissioners recently approved construction contracts on several SPLOST-funded pedestrian improvement projects.

Commissioners approved a construction contract to install sidewalks on both sides of U.S. 29/State Route 8/Lawrenceville Highway from Jimmy Carter Boulevard in Norcross to Mimosa Drive near Lilburn.

District 2 Commissioner Lynette Howard pointed out that completion of this project means continuous sidewalk will run along Highway 29 from Jimmy Carter Boulevard to Ronald Reagan Parkway. “These sidewalk additions will help connect residential areas to Gwinnett County Transit bus service. One of our local routes runs along Highway 29 from Jimmy Carter Boulevard up to Pleasant Hill Road,” said Howard.

Construction 57 Inc. was the lowest of four bidders at $894,688. The sidewalk project also will include drainage improvements, including curb and gutter.

Close to 30 percent of the funding is provided by the Federal Transit Administration. The balance comes from the 2014 SPLOST.

The Dickerson Group was the low bidder on a package of additional pedestrian improvements in the Lilburn area. At $839,396, Dickerson was the lowest of six bidders for the projects that are in both commission districts 1 and 2. The projects will install a total of about 1.5 miles of sidewalk east side of Arcado Road from Cedars Road to U.S. 29/S.R. 8/Lawrenceville Highway, along the north side of Burns Road from Dickens Road to Indian Trail Road, and along the northwest side of Pirkle Road from Singleton Road to Oakbrook Parkway.

Information on the SPLOST Programs and other Gwinnett County Transportation projects:

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